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nativism

A term referring to the philosophy that certain elementary ideas are innate to the human psyche and need not be gained through experience.

nativism

The belief that knowledge or behaviour is inborn. See empiricism; nativist theory.
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First, the new nativism targets immigrants of color.
From a psychological perspective racial nativism functions as a protective coping strategy, one which under Mbeki's leadership permeated ".
Racist nativism is a conceptual frame that helps researchers to understand how the historical racialization of Immigrants of Color has shaped the contemporary experiences of Latina/o undocumented immigrants (Perez Huber et.
There is much that's depressing, discouraging, and scary out there--the all-out assault on government, the scapegoating of welfare recipients, the hostility toward immigrants, the murderous violence by the anti-abortion fanatics, and a crude, homophobic, anti-Semitic nativism all sloshing around in the shallow septic tanks of the far right.
In view of the regressive mood of Marathi literature, described above, the rise of a phenomenon called nativism (Deshivad) is probably not surprising.
One can wonder whether the nativism and racism now visible in Europe will reappear here.
One of the key arguments supporting the former view, the "argument for the poverty of the stimulus," holds that because children acquire language based on a limited set of language examples (while adults struggle to learn a second language even with explicit instruction), it strongly points towards linguistic nativism as opposed to domain-general learning.
Gorn, "'Good-By Boys, I Die A True American': Homicide, Nativism, and Working-Class Culture in Antebellum New York City," Journal of American History 74 (September 1987): 388-410.
We have to guard against the growing danger, as exemplified by Michael Lind in The New Republic, from forces that insist that pursuit of a re-distributionist class politics requires nativism and explicit rejection of racial equality.
He covers landmarks in the landscape of child language, whether animals can acquire human language, the critical-period hypothesis, input and interaction, language in the first year, the developing lexicon, the acquisition of morphology, linguistic nativism, the usage-based approach, and nature and nurture.
King intersperses his discussion of European immigration trends with references to the Dawes Act that dissolved Native American reservations, lynchings of blacks in the New South, labor restrictions against Asians in the West Coat, and similar examples of nativism and resentment toward non-WASP races--both residents and newcomers alike.